As requested, I have put together a little bit on how I made my postpartum transformation possible.
Before I get into the knitty-gritty details, I just want to let y’all know that we (Matt & I) are in the works of getting our meal plans and fitness guides ready. We hope to launch by the end of the year for those New Years Resolutions! I’ll keep y’all posted on the progress of it.
In this blog, I’ll give y’all a glimpse of my grocery list as well as what worked for me during my fitness journey. Everyone’s body is different and reacts differently to diet and exercise. What I do may not work perfectly for you, therefore you cannot base your results solely off of mine. If you decide to purchase a meal plan and fitness guide later on from us, it will be designed specifically for your body and goals. So let’s take a look, shall we?
What’s In My Grocery Cart?
- Chicken Breast / Frozen Diced Chicken (Easy + Quick)
- Lean Ground Turkey & Beef
- Turkey Bacon
- Oatmeal (30 second / instant)
- Fruits (Grapes, Apples, Strawberries, Raspberries, Cuties, Bananas, Blueberries)
- Veggies (Broccoli, Asparagus, Carrots) –I’m not a big veggie eater.
- Sweet Potatoes
- Brown Rice
- Breads (Multi Grain Flat Rounds) –I try not to eat bread frequently.
- All Natural Peanut Butter
- Yogurt (Lite/Fat Free)
- Rice Cakes
- Skinny Girl Popcorn (Pre-bagged)
- Power Crunch Bars / Quest Bars
- Spring/Baby Spinach Salad Medley
- Marie’s Raspberry Vinaigrette
This is an average check out at HEB for us. These foods are good for staying lean as well as building muscle.
Now, onto my workout routines. Workouts vary by day and muscle group. For me, I generally workout 5-6 times a week, and rest days depend on soreness. I lost that 52 pounds with a variation of lifting, cardio, & HIIT workouts. My split was generally broken up as follows:
Monday- Legs; Hamstrings + Glutes
Tuesday- Back + Bi’s + Cardio
Wednesday- Legs; Quads
Thursday- Shoulders + Tri’s (Sometimes chest, not often) + Cardio
Friday– Full Leg + Cardio
Saturday– Random (Depending on soreness if I worked out at all.)
If I were to list every single workout I did each day it would be a very long list, but it gives you an idea of how to isolate your muscle groups on your days in the gym. Now keep in mind, my transformation was over a course of 7 months. It doesn’t happen overnight, and it takes dedication and determination.
If you’re just starting your own, stay positive! It may take you a year, and that is okay, your fitness journey is definitely no race.
It took a lot of support from Matthew, mentally, to keep me moving forward and focused on my goals. Through soreness, not seeing instant results, and being a new mama it was definitely not easy. But he made it possible by keeping me motivated the whole way through. It is important to surround yourself with people who have your best interest in mind and are there to get you through your struggles.
Feel free to comment any other questions you may have and I will gladly answer. Also feel free to share, we would love to reach out to more than just our circle of friends and family!